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Screwdriver to open MBP?


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I hear I need a PH #00 to open a macbook pro to replace the HD.

I'm not sure if that's an american measurement or term, but what would I ask/look for at my local hardware store(UK)?

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Just ask for torx screw driver kit, or precision screw driver kit, which should have phillips 0, 00, flat heads, etc.
Forget a hardware store, but go to any shop that sells electronic gadgets, etc.

Something like this

http://www.amazon.com/Precision-Scre.../dp/B001PB5S9Q

http://www.amazon.com/Maxtech-16521M...pd_cp_hi_0_img

http://www.maplin.co.uk/33-piece-pre...iver-set-48941

http://www.platinumtools.com/products/19101.php?cat=39
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As 6string has pointed out Maplins!! That is where I got my set from, I got a set about 2 years ago from there (Derby store), cost about 7.99 lasted me this whole time contained Philips, Torx and Flat Headed screwdrivers. Really good buy. Had quite a few different Macs open using them.
Even had my Xbox 360 open using them when I got the red-ring-of-death. Fixed it in no time

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A set of jewelers screwdrivers will also work. The same screws are used in eyeglasses, watches, etc.
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The tools above are all key... if you also are interested in keeping the MBP case look good without cuts / dents from opening it up, you may also want to get a set of plastic or nylon wedge tools, especially a "spudger." Should only cost equivalent of about $5.00.
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The tools above are all key... if you also are interested in keeping the MBP case look good without cuts / dents from opening it up, you may also want to get a set of plastic or nylon wedge tools, especially a "spudger." Should only cost equivalent of about $5.00.
Or a guitar pick if you have one
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